This is a symbolic work of art that is worn by every Freemason in Buckinghamshire and beyond. It was created as a memorial to the many masons who lost their lives in the First World War.
The jewel was designed by Cyril Spackman and awarded to those who donated to the Masonic Million Memorial Fund.
Cyril Spackman was a world-renowned architect, painter, printmaker, and sculptor.
The official description of the Hall Stone design.
The jewel is in the form of a cross, symbolising Sacrifice, with a perfect square at the four ends, on the left and right, squares being the dates 1914-1918, the years in which the supreme sacrifice was made. Between these is a winged figure of Peace presenting the representation of a Temple with special Masonic allusion in the Pillars, Porch and Steps. The medal is suspended by the Square and Compasses, attached to a ribband, the whole thus symbolising the Craft's gift of a Temple in memory of those brethren who gave all for King and Country, Peace and Victory, Liberty and Brotherhood.
Ties worn by Buckinghamshire Freemasons feature the jewel as Buckinghamshire is the only Hall Stone Province left in the World. John Clark, Head of Freemasonry in Bucks, wears a rare and symbolic Hall Stone jewel at every meeting he attends.
You can find out more about the jewel here: https://museumfreemasonry.org.uk/stories/hall-stone-story
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